Wilford Brimley’s Cocoon is one of the great 80s films…but you can’t stream it anywhere

Wilford Brimley actually just passed away on August 1, 2020, and not 10 years ago like you had thought. Sadly, one of his best-known and greatest films, Cocoon, hasn’t been seen by anyone under 35.

In the national headlines memorializing beloved actor and human sheepdog Wilford Brimley, two major career works were unanimously cited: Oatmeal and Cocoon.

This is not a pop-up ad because you’re looking at Cocoon content. This is what the Cocoon DVD goes for on Amazon. The Blu-ray is cheaper but…who in the hell has a Blu-ray player anymore?
Brian Dennehy and the squad: (L to R) Zip Zorp, Meep Morp, and Bleep Blotz
“Hammerin” Hume Cronyn knocks the Stove Top stuffing out of director Ron Howard’s brother, Clint Howard.
The infinitely huggable cast of Cocoon and Steve Guttenberg’s glorious chest hair.
1985 was a banner year for classic 80s movies. Cocoon is the only film not available for streaming. It is a better film than Out of Africa or Rocky IV.
Steve Guttenberg and Tahnee Welch: the sexiest human/alien coupling since ever.
Tahnee Welch goes from Playboy Playmate to Unsolved Mysteries, deeply scarring every child in 1985.
Even the Dark Lord himself was brought to his knees in terror.
Guttenberg gets alien orgasm’d
The incredibly moving theme song to Cocoon, which helped launch the career of one of film’s most well-known composers, James Horner. He died in a plane crash in 2015.
It would be better to watch this scene in the context of the entire film, but you can’t do that right now.
“I didn’t go to acting school, but I’ve been observing my fellow man for 66 years now, and I would think that’s the best school there is.” — Wilford Brimley

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